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Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair at Royal Windsor Racecourse 10th - 12th November 2017 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is 13 years old. Meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. 
MADE - London, Marylebone at Made London 19th - 22nd October 2017 MADE LONDON will be showing for the 6th time this October. An enjoyable event showcasing the some of the best and most original makers.
Featured Potters at Bevere Gallery 2nd November to 4th January, 2018 David and Margaret Frith, Claire Seneviratne, Tim Andrews, Charlotte Mary Pack
Midlands Potters Association demonstration by Sue Dyer at Bannersgate Community Hall 29th October 2017 to 4th January, 2018 Demonstration of porcelain slip inlay work and talk by Sue Dyer.

Recently added Courses

CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Potters Wheel Courses and Workshops at Eastnor Pottery - 5th August to 2nd December, 2018
Escape to the country and spend a relaxing day or weekend learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln

Obituary: David Frank Eeles (1933-2015)

I was very sorry to hear from his family that David Eeles passed away on the 21st of September after a short illness. He had a long and productive life making pots and was in the workshop only two day before going into hospital.

The funeral will be next Thursday, 1st of October 2015. Anyone wanting more information please email: EelesFamily@aol.com

David Eeles trained at Willesden School of Arts & Crafts in London from 1947 until 1953, where he studied drawing & painting, architecture, anatomy, bookbinding, etching, engraving, lithography, lettering, terra cotta & ceramics. All of these studies have been useful in his long career as a potter.

David met his wife, Patricia in art school, where she was also studying, they were married in 1955. David started ”The Shepherds Well Pottery” on the site of the old shepherds well in the artists quarter of Hampstead London.

The pottery he was making at this time was traditional Slipware & tin glazed Majolica, fired to a temperature of 1100 degrees centigrade in an electric kiln. The decoration was drawn with liquid clay slips, coloured with metallic oxides like Iron, Manganese & Copper. The colours achieved were predominantly warm in tone. The first exhibition of work was held at the Heals Department store in London. Various shops & galleries in and around London were supplied with pottery between 1955 & 1961.

The family moved to Dorset in 1961 where they continue today.

Our deepest sympathy to Patricia and the family on their sad loss.

David Eeles 1960


Posted on September 28 2015 under News about Makers, News for Makers.